Franklin PUD Update
As of noon today Franklin PUD reports it has restored power to all of Connell, Kahlotus, and Ringold.
Power has also been restored to most of Pasco except for approximately 77 customers.
These customers are in the area north of Smith Canyon, around Elm and Kruse Roads, which includes a few residential customers, but mostly irrigation loads, and one dairy.
Officials say this area was hit hard with severe winds. Crews continue to work at replacing about 22 transmission poles that were torn down because of the storm last night.
They say it could be as long as a few days before all of the new replacement poles can be installed.
Franklin PUD also advises extreme caution around utility poles and not to touch or go near any downed power lines.
They will continue to post updates until the power has been fully restored.
If you have an emergency, please dial 911.